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Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya
Since the arrival of the Europeans in Kenya in the mid-nineteenth century, the traditional cultures of Kenya's tribes have been undergoing a period of massive - and often devastating - change.
This website is a multimedia encyclopaedia dedicated to Kenya's people: twelve of a planned forty Kenyan tribes are currently covered in detail, each with extensive sections covering their history (both written and oral), society and customs, way of life, religion and cosmological beliefs, fables and legends, riddles and proverbs, and - of course - music and dance. The 500 pages of text (a fraction of the two thousand projected for mid-2004) are accompanied by over 230 photographs and six hours of music. Welcome to Kenya!